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Old 04-25-2002, 08:01 PM   #1
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Question Slack on laptop


Hi guys...

I've been using SuSE for ages and now tried to install
Slack on my Thinkpad 770 (which went smooth) ...

X is working and I quite content with the speed of
Slack 8 on my box. Just I can't figure out to set the
machine up for use with the network (both at home
and at work).

At work I'm using a D-Link PCMCIA card that worked
with the tulip driver in Redhat (yes, tried that too, didn't
like it though) and DHCP.

At home IBM TokenRing 16/4 PCMCIA which worked fine
in SuSE 7.0 (I really liked SuSE but can't get it for a reasonable
price in NZ) with a fixed IP.

Welp, that's it in brief, I have NO idea what to put in which
configuration file :) (in other words I'm a spoiled long-time
SuSE user :} (since version 4))

Any hints appreciated, even a RTFM (if it includes name
& location of the FM)

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 04-25-2002, 08:14 PM   #2
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Tink,

Welcome to the world of Slack!

I just finished installing Slack 8.0 on my laptop (Gateway PIII@650) and am using a Xircom PCMCIA NIC. With the 2.2.19 kernel, I believe the tulip_cb driver was being used. It worked every other boot with my NIC. I've since upgraded to kernel 2.4.18 and am using the xircom_cb driver.

Here's a HOWTO which gives a brief rundown on setting up a PCMCIA NIC:

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Laptop-HOWTO.html

There is also the PCMCIA HOWTO on the same site.

On Slack, the primary PCMCIA directory is /etc/pcmcia - the file network.opts has the settings for the network adapter.

Good luck!

j.
 
Old 04-28-2002, 06:55 PM   #3
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Hi j.

The PCMCIA-Howto did the trick for me

I "just" had to modify the network.opts file
according to my needs, and now my eth0
at work runs smooth, with DHCP and all.

Curious to find how it will behave with the
TokenRing at home

Cheers,
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